An emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) entity is a company that carries out EITE activities at one or more sites.

Entities that conduct eligible EITE activities can apply for exemption certificates under the Renewable Energy Target (RET).

EITE entities issued an exemption certificate can negotiate a benefit (usually lower electricity costs) with the liable entity, usually their electricity retailer.

Liable entities use exemption certificates to decrease the number of large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) and small-scale technology certificates (STCs) they are required to surrender to meet their RET liability obligations.

EITE entities must apply for exemption certificates on an annual basis to be eligible.

Your obligations

As an EITE entity with an approved exemption certificate, you must:

  • update and manage your account in the Client Portal and REC Registry including your primary and secondary contact person details
  • ensure your information (such as company name and ABN) is the same for all applications and requests
  • apply using the correct category of prescribed person
  • calculate how much electricity your activity will use with an accurate use amount formula
  • provide current supporting documents with your applications and requests every year
  • include an audit report with your applications if applicable
  • submit monthly data for the certifiable amount period (typically a calendar year).

False or misleading information

Under the Criminal Code Act 1995 it's a criminal offence to provide us with false or misleading information, including withholding information.

Submitting forms

You must lodge all forms in the Client Portal. If you need help completing an application you can contact us.

If you are having technical difficulties, you can provide extra details about your issues including screenshots or location to help us troubleshoot.